Mission Statement

The Ball Class Young Stars is an organization committed to providing a nurturing and challenging environment for our youth through sporting events. Through our voluntary commitment, mutual respect, cooperation and good example, we will guide the youth of our community in recreational and competitive sporting activities as well as mentorship programs.

Our goal will be to show our youth the true meaning and enjoyment of competition. We will promote sportsmanship, fair play, and the helping of others to grow as individuals. We will stress the meaning of a positive attitude and encourage success through beneficial partnerships and team play.

About the President

 Hi, I am E.J. Burt. I am helping the next generation by sharing my football playing and coaching experience.  Born and raised in Ohio I went to college at West Liberty University. I graduated with a bachelors in graphic design and later continued my education and received a certificate in computer programming. 

I was the only two-time West Virginia Conference Defensive Player of the Year in West Liberty football history.  I still hold the school’s career records of 47 quarterback sacks and 74.5 tackles-for-loss.

 After graduating from West Liberty, I was the 2002 af2 Lineman of the Year after recording a staggering 27.5 sacks for the Cape Fear (N.C.) Wildcats, believed to be a single-season pro football record.    I enjoyed a eight-year career in the Arena Football League and hold records for quarterback sacks and forced fumbles. An AFL All-Rookie Team honoree in 2003 and a second-team All-AFL pick in 2005, I led the league in forced fumbles twice and ranked among the AFL sack leaders throughout my career.

 After my playing career I have coach over 21 years including college, high school, and I am currently the Defensive Coordinator for the Orlando Predators in National Arena League.

Programs We Provide

We at Ball Class Young Stars provide the following programs:

  • Flag Football Leagues (Saturdays)
  • After School Programs
  • Skill Clinics
  • Consultation and Guidance of College Recruiting
  • Mentoring